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Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years

Posted by morgan miller on January 9, 2011, at 3:20:39

In reply to Re: Quitting Zoloft After 15+ Years, posted by Sanguine on January 9, 2011, at 1:10:41

Why do you want to get off Zoloft? I'm sorry if you made this clear in your first post.

The way I see it, if you don't have any side effects that are impairing your ability to function normally in some aspects of life or are making you uncomfortable, there really is no reason to stop taking Zoloft. If it just flat out is not working anymore, that would be a good reason to. Thing is, Zoloft is a great drug. Not only does is help with depression and anxiety, but it does some other kinda cool things. It inhibits mTOR, which plays a role in cellular proliferation, a reason why it may help treat and prevent cancer and even extend lifespan. Zoloft also increases glutathione in the brain, which may help with cognitive decline associated with disease's like Huntington's.

The best thing you could do for yourself may be to stay on Zoloft at the dose that makes you feel your best and start seeing a very good therapist. Start taking steps to toward personal growth and life enrichment. Then you should consider getting off Zoloft. But, even if you go to therapy and start doing things that improve quality of life, and you find yourself feeling better about your life than ever, staying on Zoloft may be a good idea.

On the flipside, if you feel too numb on Zoloft and you feel it is impairing your ability to grow personally, that may be a reason to try to get off it. I still think you should stay on it for a while, maybe two or three more years, and start doing other things for yourself, before you consider getting off it.





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